Santiago Porter’s work has been always connected with his interest in finding relations between the aspect of things and what has happened to them. “Bruma” (Mist) is the result of the deepening of his quest. Divided in three chapters, this book shows us how public buildings, obsolete monuments and landscapes manifest their history.
Mist by Santiago Porter.
“The aftertaste of everyday life, the fossils of violence and the residue of history flash like lightning in every vestige-trouvé captured by Santiago Porter’s camera. They speak to us in silence, just as photography does, of a time that never fades away, but coexists with this other one that we call the present. Bruma (Mist) registers this temporality —out of synch, parallel, disjunctive and convergent— and looks at the world as if it were an archeological site of the layered sediments of time or a magical pad of paper, where strokes engraved with the force of the indelible persist below the surface.”
—Paola Cortes Rocca
Photos: Santiago Porter. Image retouching: Juan Beccar Varela and Francisca López.